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    I have a PC at home, which I constantly connect to the internet using dial up.

    I have a notebook that I bring to work, and while reaching home, I want to have the notebook connect to the internet as well.

    I don't want to disconnect my PC and redial-up through my notebook.

    I want to make the notebook connect to the internet through the PC.

    both have network card. the PC has modem to dial up to the internet.

    what's the steps I should do to connect them together to the internet? I want both to be able to communicate and exchange file one another too.

    Please helps, network sifus...Many thanks.
    DR KOH KHO KING

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    what OS are u running?

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    U have to get a crossed (not straight) network cable to connect the 2 network cards.

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    both have network card

    all u need will be a cross network cable and some configuration to share files and internet connection
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    both using winXP. cross network cable, that's it? do I need to setup any software?
    DR KOH KHO KING

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    If WinXP will be quite auto. But Win2k and 98 you need to configure TCPIP. And on your PC, you need to enable Internet Connection Sharing. Read http://www.helmig.com for step by step.

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    For winxp, use a cross cable to plug the 2 machines together. for the dial up machine. go to network connections, from control panel.

    double click the dial up connection, and find the properties.. there should be an advanced tab, and in the middle, there is a Internet Connection Sharing:

    tick the "Allow other network users to connect through this computer's internet connection.

    If not wrong, the system will prompt you to configure the IP address for your network card as a private IP, like IP:192.168.0.1, Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0.

    Then for the notebook, you should configure the IP as something like IP:192.168.0.2, subnet mask: 255.255.255.0, Gateway: 192.168.0.1.

    Meanin the notebook will be pointing to your desktop and using it as gateway to internet... something like that... pai seh for not enough details... i dun personally use ICS, so not sure if this works. if it does not.. dun flame me.
    RH

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    huh? why don't you want to disconnect your PC and re-dialup with the notebook?

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    Be aware that some programs don't work well with ICS.
    They'll think that your internal network is the internet...

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    may be u can try install a wireless network card on your laptop and see if there are any any unsecured network to use?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wai
    may be u can try install a wireless network card on your laptop and see if there are any any unsecured network to use?
    Like what i did last time....

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    there is no wireless network around here...

    why not connect my notebook to the dial up? Reason is because I want to have both PC online at the same time, one for myself and one for my wife.

    rhair78, I will try your method, thanks. Need to get a cross cable tomorrow.
    DR KOH KHO KING

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    easiest way...get a cheap wired router. Those that support dial up connection one.

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    Is there such a thing? router that supports 56k voice modem?

    interesting.......
    doubt so though.

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